pause

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I like the quiet pause that comes at the closing of one year and the opening of the next. There is a delicious stillness, particularly today, the first of January. This stillness is to be breathed in deeply and then exhaled slowly as the wheels of routine turn and normality resumes over the coming days.

Yesterday, at dusk, we walked in the woods and listened to the wind in the trees. The rooks that roost in the trees along the top of the wood were chattering and restless, scattered groups in other parts of the valley. We waited. Eventually they started to gather; more and more coming together and settling under the narrowest sliver of a new moon.

I wish you all a happy and peaceful new year.

sound track

Alice Fox Gifts from the Pavement Saltaire X print and stitch detail

You can now hear  some of the music that was composed for my Gifts from the Pavement exhibition for Saltaire Arts Trail in May.  Composer Nigel Morgan wrote a series of miniature pieces in response to my prints.  These were performed by the award winning jazz pianist Matt Robinson and a taster of those is now available here.  Matt will be recording an album of these along with other works written for him by Nigel as part of an on-going collaboration.